Painting Parsons Pink

Posted on November 10, 2008 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Since I know you’re all thirsting for some more juice on the Parsons event, Joanna- ”The Jubilee Extraodinaire” sent this to share…

“Anyone who’s anyone was out on the town last night in celebration of Lilly Pulitzer’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee! A downtown meets uptown crowd packed the Sheila Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Fashion press, fashion trade and fashion fans were spilling onto the sidewalk clamoring to see the anniversary retrospective, which was unveiled at the event. The chaotic crowds at the front door would have made even Gossip Girl proud!
In true Lilly fashion, the room glowed in bright pink light, highlighting a vintage collection from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Lifelong Lilly supporters like Wendy Vanderbilt and Holly Dunlap mixed and mingled with downtown types like Justin Tranter, front man of rock band Semi Precious Weapons. In similar contrast, comfort foods like mini pigs in a blanket and grilled cheese, all Lilly favorites, were passed on sliver platters. Guests sipped PINK! champagne by Yellowglen Vineyards and pink “Lillies” provided by Hendrick’s Gin. as the Alex Donner Orchestra provided show stopping tunes on a limited edition Lilly Pulitzer piano from Steinway & Sons (would you expect anything less?!).
As Lilly herself likes to say, “every hour is happy hour”… Amongst a happy crowd and happy clothes, that was certainly the mood last night.”
If you wanna see more great pics from the Parsons Event head to


Beth Dunn

Posted on November 10th, 2008 at 7:30pm

Best party ever! I blogged about it on my Myspace page. I loved the party. The gift bag was divine. How about the pink carpet. I write all about Lilly Pulitzer in my upcoming novel, Social Climbers. Out in a few weeks. Check out my web site





Posted on November 10th, 2008 at 8:28pm

I love the wall of fabrics! The Jubilee Collection is wonderful.



Posted on November 12th, 2008 at 6:30pm

I understand from A Guest of A Guest ( that a pamphlet illustrating the historic fabric designs was handed out at the Parson’s event. Is there any way for us to purchase this pamphlet? Are you considering publishing a coffee table book of all the fabric designs and dress patterns?